Just a bit of inspiration from an old episode of Radio 1’s Screen Time podcast with Ali Plumb.
As I’ve said to people on Instagram and Twitter quite a lot lately, don’t be ashamed of your opinions. If you happen to, for example, not like The Favourite, and everyone’s saying how amazing it is, but you’re like, I don’t like it. Don’t feel ashamed, don’t be like, oh I’ve got to watch it again so I can teach myself to like it.
It took me years to get to this point, genuinely. I must have been in my twenties and I went, hang on, if everyone says Ghostbusters is the best film ever… this is not a good example, but let’s say it. Everyone says Ghostbusters is the best comedy film ever but if it doesn’t make you laugh and it doesn’t work for you, that’s fine. That’s your opinion, you can own it.
You should be aware that generally people love it. But be you.
Think what you think.
I also liked when Ali talked about how you should find one reviewer you trust and listen to what they say. You might not always agree, but it gives you a head start when deciding what movies you may or may not like. I figured Ali was mine, although then moments later he talked about how Toy Story 3 was one of the best films, and then I started doubting my choice. Just kidding, Ali is the best.